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Fourth Generation Glock Stuff

Talked to one of the few people who would know about the Fourth Generation Glock that’s slated to come out soon. It’s apparently being kept pretty quiet until it’s debut and info isn’t easy to come by. What I have confirmed:

It will debut at SHOT, though I know of some LEOs and gun writers who’ve seen but pinky swore not to talk about it.

It will have adjustable back straps to accommodate different hand sizes.

It will have a different frame texture, which I have heard from others is somewhere between the standard Glock frame and the Glock Rough Textured Frame.

I asked about the rumor I had heard that it would have a different recoil spring (rumor was it would be a double spring to reduce recoil). And I was told that it would have some different internal parts. I don’t know what that means.

And it will debut in Glock 17 and 22 models. I.e., the full size 9mm and .40S&W,

12 Responses to “Fourth Generation Glock Stuff”

  1. Ian Argent Says:

    My wife would probably wish mine had the adjustable backstrap. Oh well.

  2. Rivrdog Says:

    I have small hands, and a Gen One Glock 17 fit my hand perfectly, but it had insufficient checkering on the grop (none, IIRC). I sold it. Then I got a 23 Gen Two, which had some checkering, about right.

    I decided, after retirement, that I wanted another full-size Glock in .40 S&W, so I went to try out a Gen Three, with it’s even sharper checkering and those finger grooves.

    When you have to shift grip to “peek and shoot” around a barricade, the finger grooves SERIOUSLY get in the way. The G3 checkering was just TOO sharp, and a full range session left my hand abraded.

    I bought a decent used Model 22 in Gen Two. Was $150 less than new AND had tritium night sights to boot, and of course, fit all my Model 17 gunleather.

    Bottom line, the Glocks are just fine at Gen Two. Three went the wrong way and Four sounds like they’re playing catch-up with H&K, or was it Sig that introduced that hopey-changey grip system?

  3. Crucis Says:

    Big Whoop! I just can’t understand why anyone would buy a Glock. I already have a plastic pistol and it already comes with adjustable backstraps. It’s also made by Smith & Wesson.

  4. J Richardson Says:

    Darn. I was hoping that a Glock 19 would have been one of the first 4th Gen Glocks. I was planning on joining the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation to get the coupon so you can buy a new Glock at LEO or lower prices.

  5. SayUncle Says:

    they’ll come shortly after.

  6. The Freeholder Says:

    When they put a proper safety on them, let me know.

  7. SayUncle Says:

    I use the one in my head.

  8. ramon Says:

    so, in fact, this is an admission that the previous models were not in “perfection”?

  9. Ian Argent Says:

    Perfection is a moving target…

  10. clamp Says:

    I had a dream last night where I had to engage a target to protect my friends and family. I had both a Glock 19 and a Glock 22. For some reason in my dream my Keltec P3AT was not in my pocket. I first tried to engage the target with my G19 and the trigger would not reset. I then double tapped the bad guy with the G22 and took him down. My question is whether anyone knows how to fix a trigger reset malfunction on a Glock 19 when I’m in REM sleep? (My Kimber 1911 wasn’t in the dream, so no need to go there).

  11. The Freeholder Says:

    I use the one in my head too, but I’m a fiend for backups.

  12. Carter Says:

    I’d bet nobody here has yet to experience a broken trigger reset spring. And I’d bet 85% of you have a repalcement anyway.